RENO — After months of construction, the Lockwood Landfill will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to launch a renewable energy plant that will use landfill gas to generate up to 3.2 megawatts of electricity. Gas that is naturally produced as waste decomposes in the landfill will be piped to an onsite energy plant, where it will be used to power two generators. The energy produced will be delivered to NV Energy to help power local homes. In total, the project will power more than 1,800 homes every year.
Waste Management owns or operates more than 130 gas-to-energy projects across North America. This is the first and only gas-to-energy facility in Nevada. Altogether, WM produces enough energy using landfill gas to power more than 400,000 homes.
Waste Management and its 300 Nevada employees provide waste and recycling services to nearly 131,000 customers in Washoe County.
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